Tasmania

Tassie is 296 kilometres from north to south and 315 kilometres from east to west. The south west in particular has become one of the world’s great wilderness destinations.

Founded in 1803,  the apple isle, as Tasmania is affectionately referred to, has just over half a million people.  Only part of the 90,758 square kilometres are inhabited and are habitable.

Hobart has lots of beautiful old buildings and the oldest parts like Salamanca Place, Sullivan’s Cove and Battery Point are very popular tourist destinations.  A tour of the Cadbury Factory is a delicious treat.  A day trip to Port Arthur is a must for your list, it is a beautiful public space.

About 600 humans live on Tasmania’s Bruny Island, but most visitors are more interested in spending time with the residents of the surrounding waters: seals (Australian and New Zealand varieties), two species of dolphin and whales (Southern Right, humpback, and the less common orca).
An easy day trip from Hobart, Bruny Island’s long checklist of wildlife extends from sea to sky: the area shelters a significant population of native seabirds, from albatross to eagles.

Hobart is the second oldest and most southerly city, situated on the River Derwent beneath Mount Wellington. There is much history to be discovered on this beautiful island. >>more>>

Launceston on the north coast has lush forests, spectacular vineyards and old gold mines.

Bicheno on the east coast is the place for water sports and wildlife spotting.

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